Plant of the Month

This section provides detailed information on selected native species that are particularly relevant to the Perth community, including their origin, distribution, flowering season, cultivation and propagation.

A new species is featured monthly, with a focus on plants that are flowering at the time. Notes are also provided on where to view the plant in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

Sarcostemma viminale subsp. australe. Photo: D. Blumer.

Sarcostemma viminale subsp. australe

Common name: Caustic Bush

Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE

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Eucalyptus victrix. Photo: D. Blumer.

Eucalyptus victrix

Common name: Western coolibah or Smooth-barked coolibah

Family: MYRTACEAE

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Pandanus aquaticus

Pandanus aquaticus

Common name: Water Pandan

Family: PANDANACEAE

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Banksia baxteri

Banksia baxteri

Common name: Baxter’s Banksia or Bird’s Nest Banksia

Family: PROTEACEAE

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Blue Lace Flower

Trachymene coerulea

Common name: Blue Lace-flower or Rottnest Island Daisy

Family: APIACEAE

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Anigozanthos rufus

Anigozanthos rufus

Common name: ‘Kings Park Federation Flame’

Family: HAEMODORACEAE

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Anigozanthos preissii

Anigozanthos preissii

Common name: ‘Albany Catspaw’

Family: HAEMODORACEAE

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Acacia glaucoptera

Acacia glaucoptera

Common name: ‘Flat Wattle’ or ‘Clay Wattle’

Family: FABACEAE

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Physopsis chrysophylla

Physopsis chrysophylla

Family: LAMIACEAE

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Eucalyptus kingsmillii

Eucalyptus kingsmillii

Common name: Kingsmill’s Mallee
Family: MYRTACEAE

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Grevillea dielsiana

Grevillea dielsiana

Common name: Diels Grevillea

Family: PROTEACEAE

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Rhodanthe chlorocephala subspecies rosea

Rhodanthe chlorocephala subsp. rosea

Common name: Everlasting, Paper Daisy

Family: ASTERACEAE

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